Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are wealthy, bite-size sweets with a mini Reese’s cup nestled of their facilities. Serve alongside a tall glass of milk – Santa will thanks!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Full disclosure: I make these cookies year-round. However my Christmas cookie giveaway trays wouldn’t be full with out them! Everybody loves them. Particularly Reese’s peanut butter cup lovers. These cookies are baked in a mini muffin tin, which creates the proper dimension chocolate cookie cup to carry a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup. They’re chocolatey, chewy, and so delish with that good middle of peanut butter.

Portion the dough.

Use a cookie scoop (4 teaspoon capability) to portion the dough after which roll them into balls between your palms. The chocolate dough has a little bit peanut butter in it, so it’s unsticky and really simple to form. Place every dough ball within the cavity of a mini muffin pan. My mini muffin pan has 24 cavities. This recipe makes about 36 cookies so I needed to re-wash my pan and re-grease it for the final dozen.

Earlier than you begin baking, go forward and unwrap the 36 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups and have them prepared at hand.

Bake the cookies for 12 minutes. They arrive out of the oven trying rather a lot like mini chocolate muffins!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Add the peanut butter cups.

Instantly after eradicating the pan from the oven, press a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup within the middle of every baked cookie. Watch out, although! The pan might be sizzling. Now, you may cease proper right here and have some actually handsome cookies. However the holidays name for one thing a little bit additional.

Costume them up!

Whip up a straightforward peanut butter drizzle by melting peanut butter baking chips with just a bit vegetable oil (I used olive oil). This makes the peanut butter combination extra fluid, extra drizzly. I put the peanut butter combination in a piping bag with a small gap snipped ultimately, however you may use a zip-top bag with the nook snipped.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Get out your favourite vacation sprinkles to offer these some festive colour. I used some holly berry quins, however jimmies would look good, too.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

The chocolate cookie cup is so smooth and chewy, which completely contrasts the peanut buttery taste of the peanut butter cup. These are so poppable – a little bit too simple to eat, when you ask me!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Heather Baird

These cookies are beloved by children of all ages. Chocolatey, chewy, and peanut-buttery, they’re going to disappear quick! Unwrap the mini Reese’s cups forward of time and have them prepared to right away press into the cookies after they’re taken out of the oven.

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook dinner Time 12 minutes

Whole Time 32 minutes

Course Dessert

Delicacies American

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon high-quality grain salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 36 Reese’s peanut butter cups miniatures unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat the cavities of a mini muffin pan with flour-based baking spray (or grease pan with nonstick cooking spray).

  • In small bowl, whisk collectively the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

  • Within the bowl of an electrical mixer, beat the sugar, peanut butter, and unsalted butter on medium velocity till nicely mixed, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg, whipping cream, and vanilla. Beat within the flour combination on low velocity till blended.

  • Form dough into 3/4-inch balls. (I used a cookie scoop, 4 teaspoon capability.) Place one ball into every muffin cup.

  • Bake 12 minutes. Instantly press 1 peanut butter cup into middle of every cookie. Cool in pan on cooling rack.

  • Mix the peanut butter chips and oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Warmth in 30 second intervals till the combination might be stirred easy. It must be a little bit runny and pourable. Switch the combination to a zip-top bag with a tiny gap within the nook snipped. Drizzle over sizzling cocoa bombs. Let stand till set, about quarter-hour.

  • Drizzle the peanut butter combination over 5 cookies at a time, then instantly high with sprinkles. Proceed working like this till all the cookies are drizzled and sprinkled. The peanut butter drizzle will arrange shortly, so be swift together with your sprinkling.

  • Permit the cookies to face till set, about 5-7 minutes. Retailer the cookies hermetic till able to serve.

Place the unwrapped peanut butter cups on a plate after which on  a countertop away from the stovetop. This prevents them from softening and melting. They need to be agency sufficient to press into the new cookie cups proper once they come out of the oven. In case your kitchen is very hot at room temperature, place the peanut butter cups within the fridge whereas the cookies bake.

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